Hire, Onboard, and Pay Contractors in Costa Rica

Hiring contractors in Costa Rica? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Costa Rican contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in Costa Rica—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT-6 (San José)

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at a glance

Hiring contractors in Costa Rican can be a rollercoaster

Expanding your workforce with Costa Rican contractors can be complex. From correctly classifying contractors under the Código Civil to sending out compliant agreements in Spanish, there’s a lot to manage. With Rippling, you can quickly onboard and pay Costa Rican contractors compliantly.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in Costa Rica

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your Costa Rican contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your Costa Rican contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Costa Rica in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard Costa Rican contractors. Send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps—all in a few minutes from their phone.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data via Rippling EOR. Through the transition, you'll retain historical documents and payroll data, and the contractor can retain their email and systems access.


Set up and manage your Costa Rican contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay Costa Rican contractors in CRC

Easily pay contractors in your currency or CRC. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a papertrail to protect against misclassification risk.